Julianna Margulies

Biography: Julianna was born in Spring Valley, New York (just outside New York City), on June 8, 1966. She is the youngest of three daughters. Her father, Paul, is an advertising writer, and her mother, Francesca, is a former dancer with the American Ballet Theater. They divorced when Julianna was still a child.

Shortly after she was born, Margulies and her family lived in Paris for two years before relocating to England. When she was five they returned to Spring Valley, where Julianna attended Green Meadow School. Five years later they moved back to England. At age 14, Margulies began high school in New Hampshire. She later attended Sarah Lawrence College. She majored in art history, spent her junior year abroad in Florence, Italy, and appeared in several plays before graduating with a B.A. in liberal arts. While looking for acting jobs in New York, Margulies waited tables for a year until winning a role as a prostitute looking to go straight in Out for Justice. Eventually, she
Julianna was born in Spring Valley, New York (just outside New York City), on June 8, 1966. She is the youngest of three daughters. Her father, Paul, is an advertising writer, and her mother, Francesca, is a former dancer with the American Ballet Theater. They divorced when Julianna was still a child.

Shortly after she was born, Margulies and her family lived in Paris for two years before relocating to England. When she was five they returned to Spring Valley, where Julianna attended Green Meadow School. Five years later they moved back to England. At age 14, Margulies began high school in New Hampshire. She later attended Sarah Lawrence College. She majored in art history, spent her junior year abroad in Florence, Italy, and appeared in several plays before graduating with a B.A. in liberal arts.

While looking for acting jobs in New York, Margulies waited tables for a year until winning a role as a prostitute looking to go straight in Out for Justice. Eventually, she supported herself by appearing in regional theater productions, at the Yale Repertory Theatre and the Asolo Theatre in Florida, as well as in national TV commercials. She guest-starred in a 1993 episode of NBC's Law & Order and then filmed Philly Heat, a pilot from Tom Fontana. Fontana later cast her in small recurring role as a waitress and violinist in his NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street. In 1994 she landed the role of nurse Carol Hathaway on NBC's medical drama ER. She left the series after six seasons.

Many roles have followed, including critically acclaimed performances in The Mists of Avalon (2001) and The Grid (2004), both made-for-TV productions, and a memorable recurring role as Julianna Skiff during the 2006 season of the HBO series The Sopranos. On the big screen she has opted for more obscure roles in many independent films, though in 2006 she portrayed flight attendant Claire Miller opposite Samuel L. Jackson in the much-hyped Snakes on a Plane.
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Julianna Margulies' Scores

Average career score: 78
Highest Metascore: 89 The Good Wife: Season 6
Lowest Metascore: 58 The Lost Room
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
7 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Good Wife: Season 7 Oct 4, 2015 Alicia Florrick 7.3
89 The Good Wife: Season 6 Sep 21, 2014 Alicia Florrick 8.5
tbd The Good Wife: Season 5 Sep 29, 2013 Alicia Florrick / Producer 8.8
86 The Good Wife: Season 4 Sep 30, 2012 Alicia Florrick / Producer 8.6
tbd The Good Wife: Season 3 Sep 25, 2011 Alicia Florrick 8.6
89 The Good Wife: Season 2 Sep 28, 2010 Alicia Florrick 8.6
75 The Good Wife: Season 1 Sep 22, 2009 Alicia Florrick / Producer 8.8
tbd ER: Season 15 Sep 25, 2008 Carol Hathaway 7.7
66 Canterbury's Law: Season 1 Mar 10, 2008 Elizabeth Canterbury / Producer 6.3
58 The Lost Room Dec 11, 2006 Jennifer Bloom 8.9
tbd Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Season 13 Sep 6, 2005 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 13 Aug 29, 2005 Guest tbd
tbd Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Season 11 Sep 3, 2003 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 11 Sep 1, 2003 Guest tbd
tbd Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Season 10 Sep 3, 2002 Guest tbd
tbd Mists of Avalon Jul 15, 2001 Morgaine tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 8 Aug 21, 2000 Guest tbd
tbd ER: Season 6 Sep 30, 1999 Nurse Carol Hathaway 7.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 7 Sep 7, 1999 Guest tbd
tbd ER: Season 5 Sep 24, 1998 Nurse Carol Hathaway 8.4
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 6 Aug 31, 1998 Guest tbd
tbd ER: Season 4 Sep 25, 1997 Nurse Carol Hathaway 8.8
tbd Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Season 5 Sep 10, 1997 Guest tbd
tbd ER: Season 3 Sep 26, 1996 Nurse Carol Hathaway 9.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 4 Sep 2, 1996 Guest tbd
tbd ER: Season 2 Sep 21, 1995 Nurse Carol Hathaway 9.3
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 3 Sep 4, 1995 Guest tbd
80 ER: Season 1 Sep 22, 1994 Nurse Carol Hathaway 8.3
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 2 Aug 29, 1994 Guest 10
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 18 Aug 30, 1993 Guest 8.0

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